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March 31, 2013


Go, Look: Gil Roth Visits The Asbury Park Comic Con

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Go, Look: DC Comics Lady Superhero Mini-Gallery

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Go, Look: Zunar Cartoonist

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Go, Look: Elijah Brubaker At Study Group

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Go, Look: Page Adapting A Short Scene From The Warriors

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Go, Look: Oracle-Era Barbara Gordon Art Commissions

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If I Were In Anaheim, I'd Go To This

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If I Were In NYC, I'd Go To This

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Go, Look: Hal Foster Tarzan Up Close

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Happy 48th Birthday, Steven T. Seagle!

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Happy 48th Birthday, Dave Lapp!

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FFF Results Post #329 -- Documentaries

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Comics Makers You'd Love To See Starring In A Documentary About Their Life And Work."

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Tom Spurgeon

1. Jack Katz
2. Dave Sim
3. Chester Brown
4. Lewis Trondheim
5. Lynda Barry

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Michael Buntag

1. William Moulton Marston
2. Alfredo Alcala
3. Yoshihiro Tatsumi
4. Joe Sacco
5. Moto Hagio/Year 24 Group

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Sean Kleefeld

1. Winsor McCay
2. George Herriman
3. William Moulton Marston
4. Jim Steranko
5. Don Martin (but it would have to be animated)

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Tom Cherry

1. Richard Thompson
2. Pam Bliss
3. John Porcellino
4. Sergio Aragones
5. Evan Dorkin

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Justin J. Major

1. Jack Chick
2. Wm. Gaines
3. Steve Ditko
4. Neal Adams
5. Kim Deitch

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Jim Engel

* Walt Kelly
* George Herriman
* Harold Gray
* Percy Crosby
* Will Gould

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Mark Mayerson

1. Walt Kelly
2. Dick Briefer
3. Hank Ketcham
4. Dick Moores
5. Gus Arriola

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Dan Morris

1. Fort Thunder
2. Yoshihiu Tatsumi
3. Wally Wood
4. Kazuo Umezu
5. Dave Sim

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Nathaniel G. McDonald

1. Jean "Moebius" Giraud
2. Erik Larsen
3. John Byrne
4. Howard Chaykin
5. Katsuhiro Otomo

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Marc Arsenault

1. Pat Boyette
2. Jim Steranko
3. Michael Netzer
4. Shawn Kerri
5. Phoebe Gloeckner

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Shannon Smith

1) Jim Shooter
2) Joe Shuster
3) Bill Mantlo
4) Spain Rodriguez
5) Julie Doucet

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Chris Opinsky

1. Harvey Kurtzman
2. James Kochalka
3. Moto Hagio
4. Gary Panter
5. Gil Kane

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Douglas Wolk

1. Gerald Jablonski
2. Jim Steranko
3. Vince Colletta
4. Ann Nocenti
5. Jack T. Chick

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John Platt

1. Sergio Aragones
2. Ted Rall
3. Bill Griffith
4. Trina Robbins
5. Marie Severin

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Tom Bondurant

1. Jack Kirby
2. Jim Steranko
3. Jenette Kahn
4. Julius Schwartz
5. William Moulton Marston

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Marty Yohn

1. Harvey Kurtzman
2. Joe Kubert
3. Dave Sims
4. Gary Larson
5. Matt Baker

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Bob Temuka

1. Sergio Aragonés
2. Pat Mills
3. Dave Sim
4. Marie Severin
5. Jim Steranko

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Chad Hanna

1. Ben Katchor
2. Garry Trudeau
3. Don Rosa
4. Jules Feiffer
5. Eddie Campbell

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Jamie S. Rich

1. Renee French
2. Rumiko Takahashi
3. Brendan McCarthey
4. Evan Dorkin
5. John Byrne

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Jackie Estrada

* Dave Stevens
* B. Kliban
* Brecht Evens
* Al Williamson
* Sergio Aragones

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Joe Keatinge

1. Hugo Pratt
2. Justin Green
3. Little Thunder
4. Jim Steranko
5. Jack Kirby

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Scott Cederlund

1. Jim Steranko
2. Greg Rucka
3. Paul Pope
4. Moebius
5. Jessica Abel

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Rob Salkowitz

1. Jim Steranko
2. Bob Kane
3. Jim Warren
4. Alex Raymond (screenplay by Dave Sim)
5. Dwayne McDuffie

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William Burns

1. Naji al-Ali
2. Arn Saba/Katherine Collins
3. Al Capp
4. Floyd Gottfredson
5. Chester Gould

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Marc Mason

1. John Byrne
2. Lewis Trondheim
3. Berke Breathed
4. Marie Severin
5. Matt Wagner

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J.E. Cole

1 Jeffrey Catherine Jones
2 Tezuka Osamu
3 Jack Kirby
4 Joe Kubert
5 Siegel and Shuster - Any documentary about these two would have to be called "The Original Sin"

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Johnny Bacardi

1. Jim Steranko
2. Barry Windsor-Smith
3. Alex Toth
4. Marie Severin
5. Neal Adams

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Matt Emery

1. David Low
2. Yoshihiro Tatsumi
3. Ken Reid
4. Sid Scales
5. Nevile Lodge

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Buzz Dixon

1. William Moulton Marston
2. Frederico Fellini
3. Vaughn Bodé
4. Fletcher Hanks
5. George Caragonne (yeah, even though I saw this first hand...)

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Danny Ceballos

1. John Porcellino
2. Gabrielle Bell
3. Steve Ditko
4. Tom Hart
5. Grant Morrison (for sheer laffs)

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David Robertson

* Peter Bagge
* Phoebe Gloeckner
* Sydney Jordan
* James Kochalka
* Dudley D.Watkins

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Oliver Ristau

1. Howard Chaykin
2. Alex Nino
3. Hideshi Hino
4. Isabelle Emilie de Tessier (Marie Duval)
5. Phillipe Druillet

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topic from Aaron Dumin; thanks, Aaron; also, I chose not to use three that included links to current or past documentary projects, as that way lies madness, and also chose not to use one where all five answers were themselves, because gross

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March 30, 2013


The Comics Reporter Video Parade


Dash Shaw Book Trailer


A Kid Reads An Aquaman Comic Book


Milton Caniff At Work


Latest Scott Stantis Video Show


Carol Tyler Speaks
 
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CR Week In Review

imageThe top comics-related news stories from March 16 to March 22, 2013:

1. The very skilled cartoonist Kuang Biao is denied access to an Internet platform for an unnerving 29th time.

2. NCS announces the divisional slate of its yearly awards, with a ton of familiar-to-comics-culture-followers names joining the usual array of worthy, hard-working people most folks like that haven't heard of, in categories like greeting cards. Two on-line categories this year.

3. WonderCon opens, and thus the convention season entire has undeniably begun. This is that show's second year in Anaheim, which will lead to speculation about the future of that show in that Los Angeles-adjacent city, as opposed to its original home in the Bay Area. There will also be a lot of publishing announcements.

Winner Of The Week
Dave Whamond

Loser Of The Week
Anyone thinking of running an event near SPX to handle exhibitor overflow, as the independent-oriented show adds space for about 80 more.

Quote Of The Week
"I want to apologize for the inflammatory comments I made on Twitter a few nights ago. I was stung by an accusation made about a character -- i.e., that the point of view expressed by a fictional character in a book I write revealing me to be a racist. It was late at night, my feelings were hurt, and I lashed out in anger without thinking things through. I'm deeply sorry for my unfortunate choice of words and any offense taken to them." -- writer Rick Remender

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today's cover is from the all-time series Classics Illustrated

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Go, Visit: Domitille Collardey's Temporary Site

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If I Were In Anaheim, I'd Go To This

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If I Were Near Asbury Park, I'd Go To This

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If I Were In Dundee, I'd Go To This

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If I Were Near Reisterstown, I'd Go To This

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If I Were In Newport, I'd Go To This

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Happy 50th Birthday, Gary Chaloner!

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Happy 48th Birthday, Forg!

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Happy 56th Birthday, David Hagen!

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March 29, 2013


Friday Distraction #3 -- More Girl Scouts Making Mini-Comics

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i'd run these every friday if i could; also, nice new blog design at the Billy Ireland
 
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Friday Distraction #2 -- Johnny Ryan On Marriage Equality

Well, it made me laugh. All "because it's Johnny Ryan"-related warnings apply.
 
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